An engineering chief at Twitter says he is leaving the company, a day after the launch of Ron DeSantis’ US presidential campaign on the platform was hit with technical glitches.

Foad Dabiri tweeted: “After almost four incredible years at Twitter, I decided to leave the nest yesterday.”

Mr DeSantis’ entry into the race for the White House was hit by problems as a Twitter livestream malfunctioned.

According to reports by the BBC, more than 80 per cent of the firm’s workforce has been cut since Mr Musk bought it.

Mr Dabiri did not specify why he had decided to leave Twitter or whether it was related to the problems with the DeSantis event on the platform.

He did not immediately respond to a BBC request for comment and Twitter did not provide a statement on Mr Dabiri’s exit when approached by the BBC.

Mr Dabiri, who was the engineering lead for Twitter’s Growth organisation, said in a tweet he had “experienced two distinct eras” at the company, before and after it was acquired by the multi-billionaire last year.